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MSFS Mobile Companion App

MSFS Mobile Companion App is a tool that allows you to control essential aircraft instruments such as NAV/COM frequencies, autopilot, or lights using almost any mobile device. The MSFS Mobile Companion App is free to use.

Don't install the app on your mobile device. Download and run it on your PC. This creates a local web server to which you connect from your mobile device via an IP address.

MSFS Mobile Companion App features:

  • Moving Map (Open Street Maps).
  • Load flight plan into the map.
  • NAV 1/2 frequency and OBS 1/2 selection.
  • ADF frequency and ADF card selection.
  • COM 1/2 and transponder selection.
  • Autopilot with altitude, vertical speed, and airspeed settings.
  • Gyro drift and altimeter pressure settings.
  • Light controls.
  • Pitot heat and deicing controls.
  • Landing ratings (vertical speed at touchdown).
  • Simulation rate controls.


Update Feb/05/2021 Version 1.5 Changelog:

  • Fixed Load Flight Plan not working on Steam versions (v1.5.1 hot fix Feb/08/2021)
  • Added landscape mode (split-screen for map and controls).
  • Added option to load your current flight plan.
  • Switched active and stand-by NAV/COM displays.

How do I run MSFS Mobile Companion App?

  • Open the settings.txt file, that you’ve unzipped together with the MSFS_MCA_v1-5.exe and this guide, and change the last line to reflect your Microsoft Flight Simulator installation folder. This step is only necessary if you wish to use the Load Flight Plan functionality. Hint:
    • MS Store users: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\
    • Steam users: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\
  • Make sure your PC and your mobile device are connected to the same local network and that your home network is set to *Private* in your Network Profile settings.
  • Start a flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • Run MSFS_MCA_v1-5.exe that you've unzipped previously.
  • A Microsoft Defender security window may open when launching MSFS_MCA_v1-5.exe for the first time. Allow the "unrecognized app" to run. Additionally, a Windows Security Alert Window may open when you launch MSFS_MCA_v1-5.exe for the first time. Allow private network access for MSFS_MCA_v1-5.exe in the Windows Security Alert Window.
  • A command line window will open that will give you instructions on the IP-address where you can access the MSFS Mobile Companion App. Don't close the command line window.
  • Open the IP-address in your mobile device's web browser. The IP address will most likely be something like *192.168.0.XXX:4000*.

Notice: You can launch MSFS Mobile Companion App directly from your PC's browser. In that case, just type in localhost:4000 in your browser's url bar.

Known issues:

  • Changes to COM frequencies in the A320 will not be shown in the cockpit but will work nevertheless. To force an update of the frequency in the cockpit switch from VHF1 to VHF2 and then back to VHF1 (this is for COM1 frequencies).
  • When using the Load Flight Plan button without having a waypoint programmed in your plane’s GPS, you might see a dashed violet line pointing towards 0,0 GPS coordinates or to your last GPS waypoint from your previous flight.
  • NAV frequencies can get out of sync, especially when rapidly pressing frequency adjustment buttons. Use the "Force Sync Frequencies" button to synchronize frequencies with the sim.
  • NAV frequencies may not automatically synchronize when starting a second flight. Use the "Force Sync Frequencies" button to synchronize frequencies with the sim.
  • You may see landings with a vertical speed between 0 and 5 fpm in the app. This is caused by the sim recording the plane loading on the ground at the start of a flight as a landing.
  • Not all deicing and light controls will work with every aircraft (eg TBM-930). Windshield deicing is currently not supported. This is caused by the current limitations of SimConnect.
  • The app may not work on a fresh Windows 10 installation. You may see a "Could not find MSFS running. Please launch MSFS first and then restart the MSFS 2020 Mobile Companion App." message even if MSFS is running. To fix this, please download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable.

Credits

MSFS Mobile Companion App is based on the Python SimConnect project. You can follow the development of MSFS Mobile Companion App on GitHub.

Donation

If you like this tool and would like to support the development, please consider donating via PayPal by clicking here.


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  • Version 1.5.1 February 08, 2021

    - Fixed Load Flight Plan not working on Steam versions (v1.5.1 hot fix)

  • Version 1.5 February 05, 2021

    - Added landscape mode (split-screen for map and controls).
    - Added option to load your current flight plan.
    - Switched active and stand-by NAV/COM displays.

  • Version 1.4 January 06, 2021

    - Dedicated A320 autopilot controls (tested with default A320 and FBW A32NX v0.5.1).
    - Various UI fixes, especially for iOS devices.
    - UI improvements for color-blind users.

  • Version 1.3 December 16, 2020

    - FLC autopilot implemented.
    - Added GPS track line for the VFR map.
    - Added light controls.
    - Added pitot heat and deicing controls (deicing controls may be limited depending on the plane, windshield deicing is not yet supported by SimConnect).



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    JackSherriff
    February 28, 2021

    Hi,

    can you go direct to waypoints via this app ?

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    Hi! This feature is already on my feature wishlist. I'm looking into ways on how to best implement it. Unfortunately, I can't give you an ETA on this feature.
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    Seth2413
    February 28, 2021

    Hi again. Is there a solution to using an iphone where the decimal point doesnt show up on the keyboard when you manually try and enter radio frequencies? Ive tried gboard, that doesnt work.

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    Thanks for the feedback! I'm planning on releasing a hotfix this week that will address this issue. If you have Python, you can already download a pre-release on GitHub that has this fixed. What's still missing is the ability to type in negative VS in the AP tab on iOS. Once I have this bug also fixed, I'll post the update here on flightsim.to.
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    dadadad2222
    February 28, 2021

    very helpful for quick configurations while flying

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    viciottico
    February 27, 2021

    Hi. Maybe app may give errors to avionic sistems woth last update? My airplanes lights and avionics go down and i don’t know why ????

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    Hi! I'd be happy to look into the issue, but I'd need more background information. What plane are you using and which controls exactly are you activating? Thanks!
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    Seth2413
    February 25, 2021

    Looks like a fantastic app that works and connects well. Only issue I have is that I cant use it on an iphone because when I go to manual change of for eg COM grequency the keyboard only shows numbers, no decimal point and no globe to change it to another keyboard such as gboard. ipad is fine but I use that for other things. I have been using RF comm on iphone to change radio frequnecies but this seems a little eaier so would to know how to rectify this issue.

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    Thanks for the feedback! I'm planning on releasing a hotfix this week that will address this issue. If you have Python, you can already download a pre-release on GitHub that has this fixed. What's still missing is the ability to type in negative VS in the AP tab on iOS. Once I have this bug also fixed, I'll post the update here on flightsim.to.
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    tsides
    February 24, 2021

    Looks like a great app but I can'tget it to work on my android phone. I'm getting "This site can't provide a secure connection" ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERR. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it?
    Im using Norton 360 antivirus software and appearantly it is preventing the software from running. Can't find a solution to this problem. It doesn't work in Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Samsung phone. All get the same error.

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    dadadad2222 replied
    February 28, 2021
    try firefox browser on your phone
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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    I would suggest the following:
    1. Try deleting the cache on your browser.
    2. Try it on your PC or a different mobile device (just to make sure it works in general).
    3. If 2 works, then I suspect it's the Norton 360 blocking the website. Try disabling it when using the app.

    Hope this helps!
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    cmatiassi
    February 22, 2021

    Thaks a lot! Excellent!

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    raelon
    February 15, 2021

    Love it, however please remove the sending command popup, it kinda ruins the integration aspect.

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    March 01, 2021
    Thanks for the feedback! Although it may sound strange, the pop-up is there to "improve" the user experience. The reason is that there is a delay of about 1.5 seconds in the data coming from the sim to the app. Without it, you'd have a tendency to double-click on certain buttons which wouldn't work. To fix this delay, I'd have to port the app to a different programming language, but that would be a lot of work. Maybe one day I will.
    I hope this explains the pop-up window a bit.
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    OshyCA
    February 09, 2021

    Hey! love this! I'm wondering for Flightplan could work with simbrief like FBW32X?

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Thanks a lot! I'm looking into a proper SimBrief integration. They have an API, but I'm not sure it'll be possible to implement without major changes to the app.
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    nytrogen
    February 08, 2021

    Cant get it working on my Ipad or my phone. But it works great on my computer. Anyone know how to fix it?

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    February 08, 2021
    It seems that your your mobile devices can't connect to your PC. Please make sure they are connected to the same network/wifi as your PC. Then set your network on your PC to private:
    1. Open Settings.
    2. Click on the Network and Internet icon.
    3. If you are using a wired connection, click on Ethernet.
    4. Click on the connection name on the right. In my case, it is named just "Network".
    5. Select "Private".
    This is usually solves the issue. Hope this helps! If not, let me know and we'll find a way to make it work.
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    skyd1v3r
    February 08, 2021

    I got a virus warning. While this could be a false positive, the .exe was identified to delete multiple registry keys. What bugs me most:after trying to put the file into quarantine, my antivirus crashed - never happened before. Well, could be a false alert (virus total reports one positive and 60+ negatives, after all), but it does feel strange.

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    February 08, 2021
    Thanks for letting me know about the virus report. I'm aware of SecureAge APEX showing malicious on VirusTotal and I'm clarifying this with the anti-virus vendor. SecureAge showed the same threat with v1.4 initially, but after I notified them of a false-positive, they reviewed the file manually and cleared it afterwards.

    Could you please tell me which anti-virus you use and what warning do you get? I'll clarify this with the anti-virus developer.

    Thanks!
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    skyd1v3r replied
    February 19, 2021
    I appreciate your response! I use avira antivir. Can't recall the exact message (avira isn't great with logs, sadly), but I believe it was a GEN(eric)-Type: Either the installer exhibits suspicious behavior, or something during compilation is sus.
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    Jeremy
    February 06, 2021

    Good job. Now, I can't fly without ;-)
    The landscape mode is very nice.
    My only wish, would be to have possibility to do a "transposition" on the map.
    Thanks a lot for your job.

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    CaronStudios replied Author
    February 06, 2021
    Thanks Jeremy for the feedback! I'll put the transport/teleport option in my feature request list.


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